Clinical Surgery


Our research groups, projects and fellows, with guidance for submitting funding applications.


Surgical research is based principally at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and the Western General Hospital under the auspices of the University.

Surgical Informatics Research Group

The Surgical Informatics research group, led by Mr Ewen Harrison, uses state of the art data collection tools and analysis techniques to conduct cutting edge health informatics research in order to improve outcomes for surgical patients.

Centre for Inflammation Research

Research groups at this Centre study liver injury and repair, and innate immunity in renal transplantation.

Colon Cancer Genetics Group

This Western General Hospital group is focussed on reducing the incidence and death rate from cancer of the large bowel.

Cachexia Group

This group at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh is focused on the wasting syndrome associated with cancer, and how it affects patient function and survival.

Pancreatic Cancer Biology Group

This group at the Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre is studying mechanisms of pancreatic progression and resistance to chemotherapy.


Current research fellows and lecturers with descriptions of their projects.


Guidance for submitting applications for grant funding.

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Research

Plastic surgery has always been an academic specialty. Its boundaries cross over into many other specialties, allowing for fruitful and productive cross-fertilisation of ideas. Its sheer breadth of sub-specialties including cleft and craniofacial, head and neck, breast, burns, hands and general wound healing among many others, make this one of the most exciting field for academic pursuit and collaboration.